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Sunday, March 4
 

5:00pm

 
Monday, March 5
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga - Mixed Levels Vinyasa
Mixed Levels Vinyasa
This flowing class links movement to breath through a full range of poses, with options for beginners and experience students alike.

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Join us for morning yoga as a part of Wellness @ ER&L+D4D sponsored by Springer Nature.
Yoga mats and towels will be in available.  

New to yoga?  No need for expensive yoga gear, just comfy clothes that you can stretch in. No shoes are

Speakers
LO

Lauren O’Hara, RYT 200

Teaching since 2016, Vinyasa Yoga
Lauren's yoga practice began in 2004.  She played a variety of sports in high school and college. She began to have a need for something in addition to her physicality that would include a sense of spirituality and inner peace. It wasn't until 2011 that Lauren realized yoga was becoming... Read More →


Monday March 5, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Room 107

8:00am

Attendee Breakfast
A good morning to you on day 1 of the conference! A full breakfast is served to Designing for Digital attendees in the Tejas Dining room. Look for tables with a Designing for Digital sign or enjoy mingling with librarian attendees from the co-located Electronic Resources and Libraries conference.

After (or before!) breakfast, head to the Registration area for your badge just around the corner accessed through the courtyard on the main level. 


Monday March 5, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Tejas Dining Room

8:00am

Registration Desk Open
Registration is open! No printed confirmation email required.

Registration is on the main floor across the lovely courtyard. Designing for Digital Attendees should look for the signs. If you pre-registered, your badge will be waiting for you.

UT-Austin library volunteer staff will provide you a badge, a handout and direct you to the  meeting space accessible through the M1 level. 


Monday March 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:30pm
Registration Desk

9:30am

Opening Keynote by Veronica Erb from NPR
This session will stream live worldwide with support from Story+Structure.

FREE VIDEO (Click to watch live or archived video)




Speakers
avatar for Veronica Erb

Veronica Erb

Researcher & Information Architect, NPR
As a researcher and information architect at NPR, Veronica takes a long view on information structures, helps people communicate better, and gathers real stories from real humans to guide the products NPR builds. She is a recipient of the One NPR Award for her role as a "connector... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Salon 1
  • Online Conference Live

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open 10:00am - 7:30pm
You are welcome to visit the Exhibit Hall, M3 level! 
The co-located Electronic Resource and Libraries conference is hosting over 80 companies working with libraries like yours. Share feedback, meet up with a company contact and enjoy conference snacks and beverages all day.

Find the Exhibit hall up the stairs or elevator from Registration situated on the M3 level in the Grand Ballroom. 


Monday March 5, 2018 10:00am - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall

10:45am

D01: Fostering Great Experiences for UX-Tasked Student Workers
Library UX work can include conducting user research, analyzing data, managing stakeholder expectations, and making design recommendations. This can be overwhelming for solo UX librarians or small teams. In this session, learn how different institutions are utilizing student workers to assist with UX projects and providing them with great learning experiences. Hear the benefits, challenges, and success stories of student workers with UX responsibilities and how they can make a strategic difference in your library.

Speakers
avatar for Zoe Chao

Zoe Chao

User Experience Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
avatar for Carrie Moran

Carrie Moran

California State University San Marcos, Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian
avatar for Rachel Vacek

Rachel Vacek

Head of Design and Discovery, University of Michigan
Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides front-end web development, design, content strategy, user research, accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. Program managers on her team also coordinate... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon 1

10:45am

D02: Escape the data dungeon: Shedding light on strategies to share your findings
We explore how to share user research results with library colleagues, students, and faculty. Our goal is to report information in a meaningful and useful way, while providing transparency and presenting the Library positively. We want to communicate how we take action—that user feedback doesn’t disappear into a data dungeon. We offer a review of how university library websites report findings publicly. We present successes and failures of sharing our work internally and externally.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica van Haaften

Jessica van Haaften

User Experience Library Associate, Texas Tech University Libraries
I have been a User Experience Library Associate for a little over a year. I am interested in learning more about UX methods, data sharing and project planning. I have a Master's degree in International Economics.
avatar for Kimberly Vardeman

Kimberly Vardeman

User Experience Librarian, Texas Tech University



Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon 2

10:45am

D03: Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility in a Science & Engineering Library (A Case Study)
This case study presents the experience of two USC science and engineering librarians, Sheree Fu and Shalini Ramachandran, who apply universal design practices to improve accessibility of learning materials. We look closely at the design of flyers, PowerPoints, videos, and LibGuides, with the aim of creating an inclusive educational experience for people learning differences. We plan to partner with other organizations to inform and enhance the design process over a period of 3 months.

Speakers
SR

Shalini Ramachandran PhD MLIS

University of Southern California (USC)


Monday March 5, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 101

11:30am

Lunch (On Your Own)
Looking for suggestions around Austin? Click here for some suggestions from the UT-Austin Libraries staff.

Pro-tip A large poster board will be available in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom lobby. Conference announcements and dine arounds will be located on this board.


Monday March 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Designing for Physical Spaces
Learn how to improve library patrons’ experience of your physical space. In this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices in visitor experience and environmental design from museums and other public spaces, then apply these principles to your library through hands-on design activities.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Alderman

Jason Alderman

& Owner/Experience Designer | Cloud Chamber, Co-Founder/COO | New Cortex
avatar for Elissa Frankle Olinsky

Elissa Frankle Olinsky

Museum Experience and Education Specialist | US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Senior User Experience Researcher | Ad Hoc, LLC


Monday March 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 2
  • Online Conference Live

1:00pm

Kickstart your project with the discovery sprint framework
Whether you work in an Agile environment or not, and even in you don't work in IT, conducting a discovery sprint can be an effective way to delve quickly and deeply into a complex problem in the workplace.  When you're embarking on designing a new interface / web content or a new-employee on-boarding process, discovery sprints can provide a structured and streamlined approach to gaining insight into user, stakeholder, and technology needs. By the end of the sprint, you should have a thorough picture of the problem you're trying to solve. You'll also have a set of user-validated designs, recommendations for how to move forward, and the buy-in needed to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Chapman

Suzanne Chapman

Digital Services Expert/UX Lead, United States Digital Service


Monday March 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 101

1:15pm

D04: Cooperative Design of Research Modules: How We Did It Right… and Wrong
By exploring the creation process of a research modules project, this presentation identifies barriers to effective communication and outlines best practices for achieving an excellent end product from a cross-departmental design project. From conceptualization to design, we’ll explore how elements were combined to create a cohesive whole directing students through the research process efficiently and effectively. Learn about incorporating material from external partners and recommendations on improving the process of cooperative design.

Speakers
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Terri Holtze

University of Louisville
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Amber Willenborg

Online Learning & Digital Media Librarian, University of Louisville


Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Salon 1

1:15pm

Wellness@Work - Chair Yoga with Guided Meditation
Life contains some tension-inducing circumstances. Relaxation is a skill that can be cultivated through learning and practice. Chair yoga can cultivate your awareness of breath with gentle movement.
~~~

Join us for this afternoon yoga session as a part of Wellness @ ER&L+D4D sponsored by Springer Nature.

Speakers
LO

Lauren O’Hara, RYT 200

Teaching since 2016, Vinyasa Yoga
Lauren's yoga practice began in 2004.  She played a variety of sports in high school and college. She began to have a need for something in addition to her physicality that would include a sense of spirituality and inner peace. It wasn't until 2011 that Lauren realized yoga was becoming... Read More →


Monday March 5, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 107

2:15pm

D05: Eating an Elephant: an Agile Approach to Library Website Design
How did we completely redesign a 6,000+ page library website in year? By breaking the design and development process into manageable pieces, working within our limitations, and focusing on building a simple, sustainable codebase. In this presentation, we will cover how we used the agile project management framework and UX to redesign a large, outdated library website. We will cover the strategies we used to simplify complex problems and focus on user needs.

Speakers
avatar for Allyssa Guzman

Allyssa Guzman

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Texas Libraries
avatar for Kristin Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan

Business Analyst, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin Libraries


Monday March 5, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Salon 1

3:00pm

D06: Investigation of Linked Data Potential in Libraries Using Kano Model: Results of a Two-Part Study
In August 2017 we invited library email list subscribers to complete a survey requesting descriptions of website/catalog features made possible as a result of switching to linked data based technology; in our talk we will go into some detail about this process of distilling a feature list from the survey responses.  We will then describe how we used the Kano model method to measure how these features resonate with staff and patron population samples. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Chandler

Adam Chandler

Director, Automation, User Experience, and Post-Ca, Cornell University Library
Cornell University
avatar for Zoe Chao

Zoe Chao

User Experience Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
avatar for Gabriela Castro Gessner

Gabriela Castro Gessner

Research & Assessment Analyst, Cornell University
Interested in user experience, anthropology and archaeology.


Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon 1

4:00pm

D08: You Can Do It! Remote Unmoderated User Testing on a Budget
This session will walk through a remote user testing method for remote unmoderated user testing developed at Yale University Library, using tools that your institution already has or can easily afford. Perfect for the first-time or solo UX practitioner/user researcher!!

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Nolte

Jenn Nolte

UX Research Librarian, Yale University


Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon 2

4:00pm

D07: Positioning UX as a Library Service: Fostering Community, Culture, and Capacity with a UX Lab
University of Toronto Libraries opened a User Research and Usability (UX) Lab in September 2017, the first space of its kind on campus. The UX Lab is open to students, staff, and faculty by appointment or during weekly drop in hours. This talk will discuss the evolution of the lab, current services, and next steps. Participants will be asked to provide feedback and ideas for the future, and offer up their own UX success/horror stories.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gayhart

Lisa Gayhart

User Experience Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
University of Toronto Libraries
SS

Serina Shi

University of Toronto Libraries


Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon 1

5:00pm

ER&L Vendor Reception
You are welcome to join the Vendor Reception the Exhibit Hall, M3 level! 
The co-located Electronic Resource and Libraries conference is hosting over 80 companies all day and Monday ends with a grand reception. Grab a glass of wine or local brew and appetizers. 

Find the Exhibit hall up the stairs or elevator from Registration situated on the M3 level in the Grand Ballroom.


Monday March 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall

7:30pm

5th Annual Battle Decks
Participants will present a topic (provided just before they begin), for 3 to 3 and a half minutes, accompanied by 10-15 PowerPoint slides selected and arranged by our team of experienced mad library scientists. No preparation required -- No preparation allowed, actually.  Participants will be judged (by even madder library scientists), based on criteria ranging from the quantitative use of time and slides to the qualitative general composure and ability to address the topic. A certain amount of artistic license is expected from both participants and judges in their work.
We’re looking for a few hearty folks to join in as:
  • Participants – Sign up early to secure your spot.
  • Volunteers – We’ll need a few folks on hand to help run the show. 
  • Spectate - Enjoy the fun!
Intrerested?  Sign up at the ER&L Registration Desk, or contact Jesse at jtk1@cornell.edu to participate or volunteer.


Monday March 5, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 301
 
Tuesday, March 6
 

7:00am

Morning Yoga - Mixed Levels Vinyasa
Mixed Levels Vinyasa
This flowing class links movement to breath through a full range of poses, with options for beginners and experience students alike.

~~~
Join us for morning yoga as a part of Wellness @ ER&L+D4D sponsored by Springer Nature.
Yoga mats and towels will be in available.  

New to yoga?  No need for expensive yoga gear, just comfy clothes that you can stretch in. No shoes are

Speakers
LO

Lauren O’Hara, RYT 200

Teaching since 2016, Vinyasa Yoga
Lauren's yoga practice began in 2004.  She played a variety of sports in high school and college. She began to have a need for something in addition to her physicality that would include a sense of spirituality and inner peace. It wasn't until 2011 that Lauren realized yoga was becoming... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Room 107

7:00am

Attendee Breakfast
Join your colleagues at breakfast. Selections change daily. 


Tuesday March 6, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Tejas Dining Room

8:30am

Registration Open
Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:30am - 6:00pm
Registration Desk

9:00am

D10: Infusing user-centered approaches into Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives
Academic libraries have become a nexus for open educational resources (OER) initiatives and can be a rich site for pedagogical praxis as faculty engage in the course redesign process. By leveraging our expertise in open education and UX we can support faculty to create more dynamic and usable course materials.

Speakers
CC

Cailean Cooney

City University of New York
AM

Andrew McKinney

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Salon 2

9:00am

D09: Design Thinking for the Masses: Creating a Culture of Empathy Across a Library Organization
Design thinking puts users at the forefront. It encourages us to practice empathy, observe our surroundings, question assumptions, and identify big problems. It then asks us to prototype and iterate on solutions. Inspired by the power of these concepts, University of Arizona Libraries initiated a library-wide design thinking project. This inclusive, collaborative effort guided strategic initiatives and put user experience in the minds of library employees at all levels.

Speakers
EA

Elatia Abate

Elatia Abate, LLC
avatar for Rebecca Blakiston

Rebecca Blakiston

User Experience Strategist, University of Arizona Libraries


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Salon 1

9:00am

Digital Empathy: Creating Safe Spaces Online
UX often focuses on online usability, which informs design decisions through information architecture. While important, this doesn't encompass everything a user needs in a space. This workshop will focus on another component of UX: creating spaces where users feel safe. Users bring anxieties with them to online spaces, but informed design choices can ameliorate that stress. Presenters will discuss empathetic design, ethnographic research methods and the practical application of results to ongoing and future projects.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Barrow

Carl Barrow

Student Engagement Manager, University of Hull
avatar for Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services
Comic books, animal rights and UX, of course!
avatar for Carrie Moran

Carrie Moran

California State University San Marcos, Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian



Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room 101

10:00am

D11: UX-First: Digital Design Solutions for Improving User Experience via LibGuides CMS
Traditional web design principles don’t always apply to academic libraries - our goal is often not to keep users on our pages, but to steer them through a myriad of disconnected third-party proprietary resources. This session details a case-study of a library’s undertaking to improve the user’s research journey while designing for UX-First.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Ball

Marissa Ball

Florida International University Libraries
avatar for Christopher M. Jimenez

Christopher M. Jimenez

Web Services Librarian, Florida International University Libraries
Christopher M. Jimenez is the Web Services Librarian for FIU Libraries and is responsible for the ongoing web migration from Drupal to Libguides CMS. He was born and raised in Miami, FL, where he completed his undergraduate education (FIU), married his middle school sweetheart, raises... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Salon 2

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Open 10:00am - 3:15pm
Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:00am - 3:15pm
Exhibit Hall

10:45am

D13: This is great, but can you make it red?: How to say no
WATCH ONLINE FOR FREE: http://events7.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/deaf29fb9059444f82943885eb0e8c301d

Many of us know backseat design: Can you make this red? Can you move this over here? Why don’t we do it this way instead? While our colleagues often have great intentions, these requests can undermine informed design choices and distract from the bigger picture. This talk offers ideas on how to resist flights-of-fancy without causing conflict, explains why they happen, and explains the importance of standing your ground as a designer.

Speakers
DP

Daniel Pshock

UX & Web Content Strategy Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon 2

10:45am

D12: Designing User Research & Usability Testing Studies
We know we need to learn more about our users and more about how our tools and services can be improved, but how do we choose the right methodology? Learn to design a UX study by defining and clearly articulating the questions we want to answer, determining whether to do user research or usability testing, then creating an instrument that will answer the questions within the constraints of available resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Keyes

Jessica Keyes

User Experience Analyst, Johns Hopkins University


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Salon 1

11:30am

Lunch (On Your Own)
Looking for suggestions around Austin? Click here for some suggestions from the UT Libraries staff.

Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

The Messy Reality of Algorithmic Culture
FREE VIDEO (Click for live stream or archive version)

Data-driven and algorithmic systems increasingly underpin many decision-making systems, shaping where law enforcement are stationed and what news you are shown on social media. The design of these systems is inscribed with organizational and cultural values. Often, these systems depend on the behavior of everyday people, who may not act as expected. Meanwhile, adversarial actors also seek to manipulate the data upon which these systems are built for personal, political, and economic reasons. In this talk, danah will unpack some of the unique cultural challenges presented by "big data" and machine learning, raising critical questions about fairness and accountability. She will argue that we need to develop more sophisticated ways of thinking about technology before jumping to hype and fear.

Speakers
avatar for danah boyd

danah boyd

Founder & President/ Principal Researcher, Data & Society/ Microsoft
danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on making certain that society has a nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and society, especially as issues of inequity and bias emerge. She is the... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon 4
  • Online Conference Live

1:00pm

D15: Experiments in participatory design: outreach meets data collection
Data collection is a lot of work; could we plug it into existing programming and events in our communities? Participatory design provides the framework for creative activities that naturally fit into existing library outreach. This workshop will explore participatory design experimentations at a university-wide diversity conference and a faculty development workshop. Those experiences will be contrasted with a more traditional grant-funded participatory design project.  

Speakers
avatar for Jaci Wilkinson

Jaci Wilkinson

Web Services Librarian, University of Montana


Tuesday March 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon 2

2:00pm

D16-01: Your Web Team is ruining your website and bringing everybody down: how to manage a library website with minimal resources and maximum buy in, and still enjoy your job
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries is currently doing a one year pilot for a Web User Experience Working Group that we hope is the solution to many common problems in the typical "Web Team" model. Rather than serve as a governing or managing body, the mission of the team is not to make decisions, but to work: to assist in usability testing, learn how to interpret analytics and improve intra-institutional communication about all things web.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Brewer

Ashley Brewer

Web Systems Librarian, VCU Libraries



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Salon 1

2:00pm

Developing Durable Stakeholder Agreement with (In) Tension Models
Join IA Institute President Dan Klyn for a half-day workshop that’ll equip participants with everything they need to develop a high-fidelity model of project stakeholders’ intent for a given product or service. This modeling process has been refined in commercial engagements with more than 100 clients over 6 years of information architecture consulting practice, and its outputs provide an invaluable basis for attaining durable agreement between stakeholders and designers alike regarding “what good means.”

Speakers
avatar for Dan Klyn

Dan Klyn

President, Information Architecture Institute
Dan Klyn teaches, writes about and practices information architecture. He lives and works in the place that he’s from (Michigan, United States), and the focus of his consulting firm, The Understanding Group (TUG), is to help make information environments and places made of inf... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 2
  • Online Conference Live

2:00pm

Facilitating Community Engagement
This workshop will cover community engagement/facilitation techniques for design innovation, including engaging and co-creating with diverse groups. Participants will get concrete examples of design projects that featured community engagement, experience engagement/facilitation activities first hand, and also gain insights, tactics, and strategies for conducting their own community engagement activities.


Speakers
avatar for Lee-Sean Huang

Lee-Sean Huang

Co-Founder/Creative Director, Foossa
Service Design, Community Engagement, Storytelling, Social Innovation



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 101

2:25pm

D16-02: Results from the 2017 Library User Experience Survey
In mid 2017, a multinational survey was sent to over 100 library UX practitioners. This session presents results from this survey and insights on the state of the library UX field, including library types, work styles, professional backgrounds, demographics, and more.

Speakers
DP

Daniel Pshock

UX & Web Content Strategy Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:25pm - 2:45pm
Salon 1

3:15pm

D17-01: Use It or Lose It: Engaging CORA Users with Task Scenarios
CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments) is an open educational resource launched in 2016. This short talk describes task-based usability testing done on the site to investigate how well users could find the results they wanted when searching for information literacy materials and how success could be improved. Six librarians and one faculty member were assigned tasks in random order from a list of eight possible task scenarios. Resulting improvements were made to the site.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gardner Archambault

Susan Gardner Archambault

Head of Reference & Instruction, Loyola Marymount University
Susan Gardner Archambault is Head of Reference & Instruction in the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her "Selected Works" page is available at https://works.bepress.com/susan_gardner/.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 3:35pm
Salon 1

3:15pm

Wellness@Work - Chair Yoga with Guided Meditation
Life contains some tension-inducing circumstances. Relaxation is a skill that can be cultivated through learning and practice. Chair yoga can cultivate your awareness of breath with gentle movement.
~~~

Join us for this afternoon yoga session as a part of Wellness @ ER&L+D4D sponsored by Springer Nature.

Speakers
LO

Lauren O’Hara, RYT 200

Teaching since 2016, Vinyasa Yoga
Lauren's yoga practice began in 2004.  She played a variety of sports in high school and college. She began to have a need for something in addition to her physicality that would include a sense of spirituality and inner peace. It wasn't until 2011 that Lauren realized yoga was becoming... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 107

3:40pm

D17-02: Research-Based Readability: How Studies Suggest Ebook Readers Should Be Designed
Designers have complained about ebook reader typography and layout for as long as we've had ebooks.  What does academic research say about reading and readability?  What attributes might "better" e-readers have?  How can we design reading experiences to support how readers really read?

Speakers
avatar for Vitorio Miliano

Vitorio Miliano

User experience (UX) research, design, facilitation, strategy
Vitorio Miliano is a researcher and designer who has designed multiple reading systems for long-form content on the web and mobile. His personal interests intersect enabling lay use of technology (especially emerging technologies), and preservation of outdated physical media and... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Salon 1

4:15pm

D18-01: Retrofitting first-year English critical thinking and information literacy instruction sessions for remote digital presentation, while maintaining an engaged and interactive user experience.
This talk will cover the transition of presentation and assessment materials in a highly successful first-year instruction program from in-person to online. It will introduce what is working, what is not, what had to be cut, and what was added as a necessary supplement. Specifically, it will cover our main goal; don't negatively impact the user experience.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Malone

Derek Malone

Asst. Prof./Instructional Services Librarian/ILL, University of North Alabama


Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:35pm
Salon 1

4:15pm

The Artist Librarian: A Panel on Creativity in Librarianship
While we're librarians who work with electronic resources, many of us are also librarians who write, make music, paint, or create in myriad other ways. Both of us are poets and writing is a definitive part of our lives—it’s not a hobby. We suspect that there are other ER&L 2018 attendees who feel the same way about their creative lives and we’re certain those same people are doing great things for the libraries in which they work. For us, the boundary between our working life and our creative life is vaporous, if it exists at all.

So let’s share our creative achievements! Let’s talk about how the practice of making something in one realm lends itself to being a thoughtful, creative colleague. Let’s discuss how your facility with language and composition inspires innovations in your library instruction sessions. Let’s examine the tension that can exist between having to answer a thousand emails and getting to your gig on time. We want to hear from those of you who participate in art, music, writing, and creative communities, and we welcome those of you who might not be involved in creative communities but are nonetheless interested.

The Artist Librarian: A Panel on Creativity in Librarianship 
will begin with a panel conversation among five artist/librarian attendees. Then, we'll open the discussion up among panelists and audience members. Finally, we'll end with an open mic presentation from you. Read a poem, share your visual art, perform a song--we want to hear it, and we can't wait to hear from you!

Interested in participating? Email Sommer sommer.browning@ucdenver.edu or Shannon shannon.tharp@du.edu

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Baxmeyer

Jennifer Baxmeyer

Leader, Electronic Resources Team, Princeton University
A pen by the phone is good. Fifteen pens by the phone is clutter. | | Cellist and Librarian
avatar for Sommer Browning

Sommer Browning

AD of Technical & Financial Services, Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver
Discovery. Access. Electronic Resources. Acquisitions. Budget. Assessment. Tenure-track. Poetry.
avatar for Boaz Nadav-Manes

Boaz Nadav-Manes

Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, Brown University
Boaz Nadav-Manes is the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management at Brown University Library. In this role, he oversees the allocation and expenditure of the Libraries' collections budget, and the ongoing management of services and staff that advance... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Associate University Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University
Kelly Smith is Coordinator of Collections and Discovery at Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, where she has worked since 2005. She is a column editor for the journal Serials Review, an intern on the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee, and serves on the collections committees... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Tharp

Shannon Tharp

Collections & Content Management Librarian, University of Denver Libraries



Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

4:15pm

D4D Peer Mentoring Event
Looking to connect with other UX professionals? Working as a solo UX librarian and wanting to grow your practice? Trying to decide the next steps for UX at your library or for advice on how to pitch UX to leadership at your library? Join us for Designing for Digital’s first peer mentoring event!

We are currently seeking UX librarians and information professionals who are interested in participating in a peer networking event. Experienced UX librarians or practitioners will share their knowledge, insights, and build connections with new professionals. UX librarians and practitioners who are new graduates, new to UX or work in a solo environment, will get a chance to meet experienced UXers from a variety of libraries and ask your most pressing questions.
How do I participate?

If you’re interested in attending the peer mentoring event, either as a mentor or a mentee, please fill out the intake form. Please complete the form by February 21th. Selected participants will be notified by email by February 27th.

If you have any further questions, please contact event organizers Lisa Gayhart (lisa.gayhart@utoronto.ca) or Kyla Everall (kyla.everall@utoronto.ca).

Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Zlotnik Family Ballroom Lobby

4:40pm

D18-02: Call Rodent Control! Harnessing mouse movement data to assess and improve your website
Mouse tracking tools capture and record users’ movements on websites to generate heatmaps, session recordings, and other analytics. They are a useful way to explore how users interact with your website and research interfaces, and are a powerful tool for conveying information to your stakeholders. In this session, I will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of tools like these, and illustrate how to use them effectively to assess and improve your website.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kimura

Amy Kimura

Web Services Librarian, Rutgers University


Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Salon 1

7:00pm

Drinks @ Hole in the Wall

Tuesday March 6, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hole in the Wall 2538 Guadalupe Street
 
Wednesday, March 7
 

7:00am

CANCELLED Morning Yoga - Mixed Levels Vinyasa
Mixed Levels Vinyasa
This flowing class links movement to breath through a full range of poses, with options for beginners and experience students alike.

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Join us for morning yoga as a part of Wellness @ ER&L+D4D sponsored by Springer Nature.
Yoga mats and towels will be in available.  

New to yoga?  No need for expensive yoga gear, just comfy clothes that you can stretch in. No shoes are

Speakers
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Lauren O’Hara, RYT 200

Teaching since 2016, Vinyasa Yoga
Lauren's yoga practice began in 2004.  She played a variety of sports in high school and college. She began to have a need for something in addition to her physicality that would include a sense of spirituality and inner peace. It wasn't until 2011 that Lauren realized yoga was becoming... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00am - 7:45am
Room 107

7:00am

FUN RUN/WALK
Join your colleagues and friends on a casual (or competitive, if that’s your way) morning run or walk through UT Campus.  This 3K (1.9 miles) route is perfect way to check out UT’s new pedestrian mall, catch site of the Ellsworth Kelly “Austin” installation, and see the UT Tower as you head through campus, down by the stadium, then back to the AT&T Center.  Take one or two laps, more if you want, then finish it off with a breakfast taco.  

Meet at 7:00 am at the front of the AT&T Center.  See the course map below.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Front of Hotel

7:00am

Attendee Breakfast
Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Tejas Dining Room

9:00am

D4D Conference Wrap-Up Conversation

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Salon 1

9:45am

Keynote by Debashish Paul from Facebook
FREE VIDEO (Link to live stream and archived video)

Speakers
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Debashish Paul

Product Designer, Facebook
I am Debashish Paul, a product designer at Facebook, where I am helping to solve people problems of visual production and ephemeral sharing. In the earlier part of my career at Facebook, I spent a good amount of time in helping Live and Facebook videos solve some important problems.I've... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Salon 1/2
  • Online Conference Live

11:00am

D20-01: Wayfinding at the Perry-Castañeda Library: A case study on improving the user experience of navigating a complex space through interactive kiosk design
How do you improve the experience of navigating a complex geometric shaped library building with 6 floors and 70 miles of stacks? This talk will describe our approach of using a UX process to inform the development of an interactive navigation kiosk. These kiosks are currently installed on every floor of the Perry-Castañeda Library with functionality to find floor maps, access call numbers to book locations and see real-time availability of reservable study rooms.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan

Business Analyst, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin Libraries


Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Salon 2

11:00am

D19: Transforming an Organization through Service and Space Design Strategy
Learn how one library is engaging with its user community to implement a service framework to transform its organizational capacity to design, deliver, and iterate high quality virtual and physical services in 21st century learning and research environments. This framework, through pilots and prototypes, informs future space transformations and will help create aligned and impactful user experiences. Presenters will share strategies and UX tools for engaging an organization in this type of work.

Speakers
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Jessica Sher

University of Michigan
avatar for Meghan Sitar

Meghan Sitar

Director of Connected Scholarship, University of Michigan
As Director of Connected Scholarship at the University of Michigan Library, I lead a team of individuals dedicated to partnering with our community of scholars and library colleagues to enable discovery, exploration and creation. We do this through direct user interactions, consultations... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Vacek

Rachel Vacek

Head of Design and Discovery, University of Michigan
Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides front-end web development, design, content strategy, user research, accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. Program managers on her team also coordinate... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Salon 1

11:25am

D20-02: Sharing the Experience: A Collegial UX Repository
The Five College Libraries User Experience Committee (FCUX) has created a shared online repository as a resource for our community to build awareness and capacity for UX work across our campuses. We hope that this professional exchange will make visible the benefits of UX, clarify the ways in which we work, and support our goal of educating and connecting our colleagues across widely disparate departments.

Speakers
avatar for Sika Berger

Sika Berger

User Experience Librarian, Smith College Libraries
I'm a member of the Teaching, Learning & Research group within the blended Libraries & IT department, Learning, Research & Technology, at Smith College. We're planning new service and collaboration points, including a UX lab as part of a major library renovation and construction... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Dagan

Kelly Dagan

Research, Instruction & User Experience Librarian, Amherst College
I do research, instruction, and user experience work at Amherst College, with interests in qualitative research methods, storytelling with data, and active learning strategies. | | In my spare time, I practice archery (longbow), go hiking, and bake assorted desserts.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:25am - 11:45am
Salon 2